“…the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16
Beloved Ones in Christ,
We are extremely grateful to you for upholding us in prayer as we traveled and ministered in India from February 9th through March 13th. God has answered your prayers! Though Mariamma and I were a little weak from our health issues in January, God energized us to do the traveling and to accomplish great things for the Lord in India. Our son, Dayan, was indeed a tremendous help, encouragement, and blessing in dealing with many of the different situations with the government in India.
We were happy to have Kendra Eicher (from Ohio) join us for a short-term mission trip. She was a great blessing and encouragement to all the Bible College students, children in our Children’s Home, as well as the staff.
We thank the Lord for bringing many people from different walks of life to study the Bible at IEM. In January, 195 professional people graduated from our Leadership Training Institute, and many made a decision to serve the Lord. In the last two months, they have joined together for three 10-day Gospel Campaigns to surrounding cities. They have distributed literature and shared the Gospel in the marketplaces, and many people have come to know the Lord.
On March 4th, 25 students graduated from our Bible College. Along with their diploma, we presented each one with a study Bible. We thank God for graciously supplying that need. The Bible College graduates and other students have now gone to the north & northeastern part of India for summer ministry. They will be sharing the Gospel house-to-house and holding various outreach programs. Please pray for their protection and for the effectiveness of their ministry.
The Lord is stirring a revival in Mumbai and surrounding cities. Many people have been reached with the Gospel during the past year, and our place of worship is fully packed. Please pray that the revival will continue, and that many shall be added to the Kingdom of our Lord.
Once again, we express our hearty gratitude to all of you for your love, fervent prayers, and sacrificial giving. May the Lord bless you richly and fill your hearts with His joy. We love you and uphold you in our prayers.
Yours in His Service,